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insurance companies and hospitals and healthcare in general are really over the top >> reporter: some even say they paying. >> if you were going to get one stitch, would you pay $500 tore stitch yourself? >> i would try to stitch myself. shocking. >> i am not surprised. there is a thing in america about like having competitiveness and an open capitalization. >>> the disparity in costs on this map represent the same procedures in different hospitals. some well a gap of over $90,000. >> you can go to one hospital, get a procedure that costs $7,000. you can go to another hospital, exact same procedure, $100,000. >> you can go to europe or asia and get it for a third of that. >> patients here at the nyu medical center will pay the high cost of treatment and services look so many other americans but what they want to know is: what exactly are they paying for? >> some hospital administrators say the cost is due to highly trained professionals available at all times, upgraded equipment and building standards that meet expectations. >> i think that there shutted be more oversight probably in term
in new york city. the white house said that it's s successful with healthcare.gov it is cyber monday. crews are up righting toppled rail cars as searchers looking for what caused the derailment from new york city. dozens of people were hurt. and the accident is having an huge impact on one of the nation's biggiest commuter rail line. john terrett is in the bronx where they are trai the train c. >> reporter: we're seeing significant progress in righting the derailed train cars. i'll stand aside so our cameraman can go right in so you can see what happened over 24 hours since the accident that killed four people, injured 63, 11 of them seriously. as the second railcar which we think is the four who died were sitting, and most of the injured. and as far as we can tell from our vantage point here those are the only two carriages from yesterday's crashed train which remains off the rails. the others have been righted, according to the ntsb, including the diesel itself, that was put back on the rails in the very early hours of this morning when it was still dark. let's take a look back now
and injured more than 60. the obama administration said it's revamped healthcare website is running for smoothly. it claims the site is 90% fixed but users are still reporting problems getting coverage or in some cases just logging on to the site. >>> pro tessers in thailand have taken over several government buildings as they try to force the country's prime minister to step down. a prominent oppositional leader has been telling followers to storm buildings. three people have died in the protest over the last several days, vice president joe biden has arrived in asia for a week-long trip. the visit is expected to be dominated by dispute over islands in the chain seas. chip niece scare defense zone over islands claimed by both countries. biden will visit china and south korea. and those are the headlines at this hour. i'm tony harris in new york city. "real money" is up next with david shuster in for ali velshi. >> a retail report card on black friday weekend and cyber monday, what the numbers say about holiday sales, american consumers and the economy. plus a look at the health of
, healthcare, o that should offend all of us and it should hell us to action. we are a better country than this. let me repeat. the combined trends of increase inequality and decreasing mobility poses a fundamental threat of our american dream, our way of life. >> here to discuss the inequality and prospect of a minimum wage hike, louis from cornell, do you accept the president's argument that income and equality are jeopardized? in. it's a tremendous difference from the experiences that we had from post-war period. it's the fundamental challenge for our society. not in terms of making sure every american who has a job earns enough to live but for those at the top. all that money piling at the top has nowhere to be invested. this is the challenge, the challenge of investment that doesn't just produce profit for the few but jobs for the many. >> stagnating income. the past 40 years, how does that track with the decline of influence with the labor movement in this country? >> it's exactly the same. we see the decline of unionization rates from the 19 70's on, and it's driven from what the other p
? the obama administration declares it has met the self-imposed deadline this weekend and healthcare.gov is fixed claiming the worst of all the bugs and the glitches and the crashes that have frustrated people are over and that the site can now cover its intended load of 50,000 people at once. they say it doesn't mean the site gets a clean bill of health. key parts remain unfinished and there are lingering questions over the security of inputting your personal business, your personal information on the website. live with the news tonight, steve? >> the obama administration is claiming victory in its push to fix that troubled health care website. healthcare.gov was officially launched october 1st but only now is it working properly. the agency responsible for building the site issued a six-page performance report saying the website's moving smoothly for the vast majority of its users. an obama adviser talked about the progress in a conference call with reporters. >> the site is now stable and operating at its intended capacity with greatly improved performance. the speed has more than
, everyone. i'm gretchen carlson. this is "the real story." meantime, healthcare.gov got a facelift this morning. all part of the fixes they are promising. even as the white house deadline to reboot its website passes. now a former top white house adviser to the president said it could be years before it runs smoothly. >> it may take until 2017 when this president leaves office. you're going to see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges eventually and expanding medicaid. i think it will work really well then. >> host of "power play" on fox news.com live. 2017. chris, this thing was signed in 2010. that would be seven years past signing that it would actually work? >> well, and that's very bad news if you happen to be a democrat who's running for office in the next two election cycles. now, our expectation is that in time they will eventually be able to operate a website. it would be unfathomable that at some point they would not be able to figure out how to operate a website. what mr. plouffe was talking about there and the significance that the disruption th
of 277 times. >>> meantime 29,000 people have enrolled for healthcare on the revamped obamacare web site that's a drop in the bucket compared to the millions who have had their plans canceled. as the deadline to sign up is getting closer the web site still has major flaws. elizabeth prann has the latest for us. >> during one hearing yesterday we unearthed more immediate and long-term challenges that americans face in finding affordable healthcare coverage. those who testified say the administration's proposal to allow people to keep their existing coverage this won't work. states like washington and others are giving orders to allow folks back on old healthcare plans they argue it creates uncertainty and destructi destruction -- disruption. >> access to 50 percent of the number of specialists they offer in their older plans that are being canceled. it will be harder to get access to a doctor and probably hard to get access to the doctors you used to go see. >> the same day the president pushed a message in direct contradiction at a white house youth summit he pleaded with young supporter
, the white house is aggressively reselling the affordable healthcare again. he aimed at explaining why the affordable care act was enacted and why people should be encouraged to sign up. >> right now what that law is doing, yes, you agree with me. right now what this law is doing is helping folks, and we're just getting started with the exchanges. just getting started with the marketplaces. we're not going to walk away from them. if i got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i do. >> the website is still the visible part of obamacare. while it seems to be working better that's only part of the battle. to make the exchanges work the president will need the young and healthy to sign up. if they don't enroll premiums could skyrocket. mike viqueira from the white house, tell us about the strategy of the next three weeks. what is the president trying to accomplish? >> he's trying to refocus attention from the bad on to the good. the white house feels largely that the problems of the website has been fixed. you saw the president in the briefing room some
healthcare.gov for the vast majority of consumers has come and gone and the administration is claiming success. >> the hom binbottom line, healthcare.gov is night and day. >> that was a low bar. >> he effectively gave itself a pass after saying 400 bug fixes and software improvements and the site is working more than 90% of the time. the site was stable only about 43% of the time. administration officials say healthcare.gov can handle 50,000 users at a time in at least 800,000 users a day. to put that in perspective, a year ago, amazon.com recorded 35 million user visits in a single day. they did not blame anyone by name. it was critical of the management team led by kathleen sebelius. >> our assessment identified weaknesses in how the project was being managed. slow decision making. the private sector. >> they echoed the indictment of government claiming that the team is operating with private sector velocity and effectiveness. whether it was intended or not, that indictment of government by the party of government is perhaps the most intriguing and bruising part of this administratio
washington. >>> the centers for medicare and medicaid services say more people are going to healthcare.gov , but fewer are encountering real errors. the president talked about healthcare, mike viqueira, joins us from washington. why was this event important for the president to continue to push the healthcare law? >> reporter: you're right, the president in the second day of the reboot after the failure of healthealthcare.gov . lots of democrats very upset. lots of people trying to get healthcare, so what is the president trying to do? he's trying to talk to key constituencies, and remind everybody of the attributes as he sees them, boom care, as he has referred to it for two days in a row. who is he talking to? young invincibles, you and i are beyond that cohort, but these are the folks that they're counting on. these are the folks who must buy insurance. it's important to get folks who are healthier, i.e. younger into the system so all the premiums, all of the places make sense and it all balances out. that was the key. that yes, sir the president spoke to activists here in the compl
health-care coverage, with millions receiving cancellation notices, and millions more facing premium rate shock, and others left to wonder if their applications on healthcare.gov or even successful. this morning where going to focus on how the health care could be affected by the changes in the president's health care plan. the president's health care law cut over $700 billion from the already struggling medicare program to fund the flawed new entitlement. included in the cuts were over $300 billion in direct and indirect cuts to the medicare advantage program, and many of these cuts start in 2014. medicare's managed care program currently provides coverage for more than 14 million americans, over a quarter of all medicare beneficiaries. these patients choose medicare advantage plans over traditional medicare for a variety of reasons, including improved cost-sharing, enhance benefits, better care coordination, and higher quality of care. millions of americans, especially those with lower incomes, medicare advantage is a better option for delivering their care, and frankly their choice. wh
and it will per swad a lot of people. >> while the obama responded to healthcare through a pr campaign republicans are pointing out the flaws of obamacare. >> the problem is premiums were too high. under obamacare the premium is even higher. i don't see how observe care can work. >> kathleen sebelius was in the house answering more questions about the rollout of healthcare.gov and obamacare. >> kelly wright. we will see what happens today. >> putting consumers out of subsidized insurance. a brand new report saysed the federal exchange is incorrect telling some people they are eligible for medicaid throwing them into consumer limbo. they are only able to buy them at full price now many might be left without insurance at all. you should pile an appeal of the marketplace. >> defense secretary chuck hagel meets with the prime minister to talk about the threats and ways to promote stability in neighboring afghanistan. this as hamid karzai adres with a security deal in iran. they agree to a long-term political security economic deal with the country while still resitsing a security agreement with the u.
healthcare site has given the obama administration lots of bad press. now the president is focusing on the rest of the affordable care act. we have the latest from the white house. >>> also amazing the man who spent three days trapped i in a sunken ship 100 feet below the ocean next. tÑ >> we have breaking. the pentagon has temporarily stopped using a route to send cargo into afghanistan. officials saying there are other routes to more cargo into and out of afghanistan. >>> detroit is bankrupt. a judge cleared the way today for what is now the largest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. the city is $18 billion in debt. it could mean severe cuts for retired city workers who relied on pensions. >>> french scientists have thrown a new twist in the yasser arafat story. forensic team reported that the palestinian leader did not die from radioactive poisoning. the report contra-ducts an earlier report from a swiss team, who claims that it was due to a political assassination. >>> the engineer involved in the new york train derailment found himself nodding before the train jumped the tr
to healthcare.gov take a look for yourself in your state what is available to you. there is no reason why you shouldn't have health insurance. >> we are hearing a different story from kathleen sebelius saying they have to fix a couple houn problems saying we are not where we need to be. some krit tings are asking -- it is an attempt at the president to force his hand at a legacy. >> he is standing there alone in the wind as the whole thing obamacare collapses around him. he did not do what fdr and lbj did. they understand the majorities are temporary. he easceased on a temporary majority. american people really rejected now he's reaping the whirlwind from that. >>> the administration has initial goal of having about 700,000 people sign up by the end of november. as we know from health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius all have been much lower. >> one texas woman has been struggling to sign up for obamacare since the beginning of october. she has filled out the application twice and both times she has hit a brick wall. >> they want proof of my my personal resident id number twice
are now fixed. the obama administration says 50,000 people can now log on to healthcare.gov at the same time. more than 400 bugs have been fixed. response times have improved from eight seconds to one. and error rates have gone from 6% to less than 1%. >> hopefully we are going to have americans get access to that healthcare they need. >> most americans are going to find a less dynamic health system. they are going to find that the costs of the healthcare that they must purchase is going to be a lot higher. >> republicans are now focusing on the overall healthcare bill rather than the website. even with the improvements, the administration admits the site could still buckle under peak demand. december 23rd is the final signup date to ensure coverage on january 1. >>> checking our bay area headlines, the santa rosa teen shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy may have a memorial park created in his honor. sonoma county lawmakers will meet tomorrow to discuss requests from the community. a deputy shot 13-year-old andy lopez in october because he mistook the teen's bb gun for an ak-47 assaul
consumers will have an easier time using healthcare.gov now that it's fixed the major glitches. but insurers warn problems still exist when confirming coverage. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this monday, the uproar in ukraine, protesters who want closer ties with europe now control a public square in the heart of the capital, as they call for the heads of government to resign. >> ifill: and spencer michels profiles david hockney, the prolific artist who continues to innovate using technology to advance his work. >> hockney, at 76, shows no signs of slowing down, and in fact, he admits he is working as he can on a wide variety of projects. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible b
of a deadly train derailment in new york. the white house says healthcare.gov is running smoother than ever. insurance companies say it is far from fixed. protesters in thailand clash with police as the prime minister refuses calls to step down. >>> amazon says it wants to change what we know about doorstep delivery. ♪ >>> a if he hfederal investigat they will soon know the cause of sunday's deadly train derailment in new york city. the ntsb is now processing information from the train's black boxes. officials say at least 63 people were hurt and four people were killed when the train derailed as it rounded a curve. crews are still at the scene up right in toppled cars, trying to restore full service on one of the nation's busiest commuter rail line. jonathan martin joins us from the crash site. and jonathan, i believe we are standing by to get an update on the investigation soon >> reporter: that's right, tony. we are expecting a news conference in the ntsb at 4:00 o'clock. so any minute, we will learn something. hopefully, as you mentioned, the investigators do have those two black boxe
people are actually using the website healthcare.gov. and true blood's i'll see the werewolf live right here on the fox news desk. i'll ask him about suki and whatever they have going on. i'll ask him if he drank the v. i'll ask him about his struggles with alcohol 11 years ago and some more things. and how he went from homeless to, well, i don't know a pin-up guy. so let's get to it. >>> good wednesday afternoon to you and yours. first from the fox news desk just-released 911 calls capture a mix of chaos and calm professionalism as a gunman opened fire at sandy hook elementary school and murdered children and teachers one by one. fox news will not be airing the most gut-wrenching moments from those calls. we'll get to more of that. they depict the horrors of that day nearly a year ago when police say adam lanza shot his way through the school in connecticut. adults who heard the gunshots called 911 as the shooter went through classrooms and offices targeting people apparently at random. 26 people died. most of them first graders. 6 and 7-year-olds. the 911 calls have been the center of
city. an update on the state of healthcare.gov. plus, the pension crisis in illinois. what it means for it the rest of the nation. >> there's probably a lot of lessons to be learned from the things that illinois has done wrong here. >> and jeffrey brown looks at images of war, before, during, and after. next on "pbs newshour weekend." >> "pbs newshour weekend" is made possible by lewis b. cullman and louise hirschfeld cullman, mutual of america, judy and josh weston, citi foundation, in memory of miriam and ira d. wallach, cheryl and philip milstein family, rosalind p. walter, additional support is provided by -- and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs sto z station from viewers like you. thank you. >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. the white house said today it's met its goal of improving healthcare.gov so that millions of americans can buy health insurance. the administration's progress and performance report said the website now works smoothly for the vast majority of people using it. it called the site stable 90% of the time and sa
. >> the white house says healthcare.gov is running smoothly. now it faces a new test - a rush to sign up before this month's deadline. >> blast off - china's first mission to the moon. the jade rabbit gets ready to explore. >> welcome to al jazeera america. thank you so much for joining us. i'm morgan radford live from new york city. >> crews are working to clear the scene of a fatal train derailment in new york city. a southbound commuter train went off the tracks in the bronx as it headed into manhattan. at least four are dead. 63 more were injured much had those 11 are in critical continue. al jazeera's kilmeny duchardt has more from the bronx. >> firefighters, police, crews and the m.t.s.b. continue to work through the night, checking the tracks, cars, mechanical equipment, to try to figure out what went wrong. >> the halliday weekend ended in tragedy and chaos for those on board this train in northern new york city. the crash happened sunday morning. >> we have recovered the event recorder. we have downloaded the data. we've not had a chance to analyse or verify it. >> officials say the tr
team fixed the worst bugs at healthcare.gov. with the long thanksgiving weekend over, americans who couldn't enroll will take another try. is the system strong enough to handle the big load, that big rush going forward? >> have they made some progress? yes, they brought in some private sector folks to try to get the functionality up. it still doesn't function right. as a matter of fact, their own cio said that he believed if they had the ability to get up to 80% functionality, that would be a good day for them. >> i think it is good enough progress. clearly just like google and facebook all the interset sites are constantly tweaking their sites, constantly improving them, this has aways to go. it is working certainly reasonably well. jenna: peter doocy, live in washington, following the website launch from the beginning. what is the difference when you look at healthcare.gov today compared to what it looked like when it launched? >> there is brand new home screen today, jenna. the administration says its pages loved in under one second, which is eight times faster than on launch day
. the healthcare.gov, in virginia, they rely on the federal government there's a short wait. in maryland where they have their own website, where i live i still couldn't get on again that's a state run website. 90% functionality they say that they have. it's really all anecdotal at this point. the white house, the administration is making claims you better believe that the opponents, namely republicans and others are going to be scouring the country side who are still having problems. meanwhile the administration will be touting all the successes. december 23rd, if you don't sign up by then, you will not be insured by the first of the year. >> how many problems have come from user inexperience as opposed to functions on the back end? >> two problems have been looming, number one, security on the website, a lot of personal information that is inputted by would be users. a lot of experts say that that's not secure. that information. and the second question is one that's emerging now as a larger concern, so-called back end users, that would be the insurers, are not getting the right information.
the healthcare.gov website. the administration promised all would be well in november. we will gather to the white house with more details, mike, this was a big deadline for the administration. are all the problems with the website solved? >> reporter: they aren't all solved but they say its like night and day after that disastrous launch of octobe october 1st. they cite certain benchmarks, certain metrics, error rates down to 1%. they were 6% at the outset of this debacle in the estimation of administration officials. as many as 800,000 a day and they achieved 90% functionality. you recall that by the end of last month, november 31st they had promised an 80% functionality. by their own estimation they have exceeded that. but that's by their own estimation. for the time being we'll have to take their word for it. it's all a anecdotal at this point. there are questions about the website's security when people are entering sensitive personal information and data, and about insurers on the back end, are they getting the correct information to bill customers who are successful in enrollin
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was hurt. >>> in continuing coverage, healthcare.gov is revamped and running according to the obama administration after hundreds of fixes and increased capacity, the federal healthcare website is set to handle 50,000 users simultaneously. it doesn't look different, but pages we viewed today loaded quickly. the website spokesperson says errors have dropped from 6% to less than 1%. running or not, many republicans want to dismantle healthcare.gov. >> if we just sit back and hope it falls apart, it's the wrong thing. if it's teetering near the edge of the cliff, we should go ahead and push it over. >> democrats disagree and are calling for cooperation for affordable care to all americans. >> the question is, are we going to work together to fix these problems, or are we going to could do what our republican colleagues want to do, just sabotage the effort, even though they don't have an alternative. >> a surge in enrollment is expected by the december 23 deadline for coverage that begins in the new year. remember, california has its own website for the affordable care act at coveredca.
the rails. investigators now want to know if it was going too fast. the white house says healthcare.gov is finally running more smoothly but now it faces a new test, last-minute users scramble to make this month's deadline. and the prime minister goes into hiding after antiprotesters storm the building. building a business in a bankrupt city. detroit opens its very first distillery in 100 years. ♪ good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm morgan live from new york. this morning 26,000 commuters in new york city suburbs have to find another way to get to work. this after a train derailed yesterday just outside of manhattan. the accident left four dead and dozens injured and ntsb investigators have now recovered the train's data recorder and trying to determine exactly what caused the crash. >> our mission is to understand not just what happened but why it happened with the intent of preventing it from happening again. >> reporter: the train jumped the tracks just as it was getting ready to leave the bronx and cross into manhattan and 7 cars derailed with the lead car fee
healthcare.gov but warns more work is needed on the troubled website. >>> and drone drop-off? amazon unveils its new plan to deliver your purchase to your doorstep in under an hour. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 2nd, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, federal transportation officials have zbruchbt their investigation into the deadly crash of a new york city commuter train. at least four people were kanld 60 others injured. the metro north train was on its way from poughkeepsie to manhattan. it jumped the track as it rounded the curve. they're looking into speed, possible mechanical issues and human error. marlie hall is at the crash site. marlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. federal investigators continue to pore over this crash site this morning trying to determine what led to that deadly train derailment. investigators are trying to determine what caused a commuter train to jump the tracks, killing four and injuring more than 60. the investigation appears to center around how fast the train was moving as it rea
progress report on healthcare.gov stated that the team is operating with private sector velocity and effectiveness, raising questions about whether the administration can turn the corner. we met it's an acknowledgment that this was a government operation for a long time and it failed and now we are bringing in the private sector. that is an indictment on the whole idea of government is a solution. reporter: the administration took a bit of a victory lap this weekend about healthcare.gov. the question is whether online users are being moved from one waiting line to another. lou: ed henry, thank you. the problems, on cybermonday. when millions of people logon to website operating from the private sector. amazon.com can handle 2.7 million visitors per day were 80 million per month. ebay gets 4 million per day. 120 million per month, even kayak.com gets more than 50,000 visitors per day. more than 130 million americans plan to shop online at some point today. their user experiences will mirror the obamacare website despite the vast traffic differences. cybermonday is expected to gene
to make healthcare.gov work smoothly for the vast majority of shoppers. trouble since the site's debut in october has cut into enrollments. we learned today that 100,000 signed up in november for a total of more than 206,000 so far, but that is a million short of the enrollees projected. wyatt andrews has been checking into the web site today. wyatt? >> reporter: scott, the administration says that 375,000 people tried to shop on healthcare.gov and that was before noon today. officials called that a strong sign of interest but, again, that high a number created some problems. when june miles-mays tried to sign up for obamacare at a miami health center, the web site put her on hold. "we need you to wait" the site advised "so we can make sure there's room for you." it was her third attempt at signing up. >> very frustrating for me because i need insurance so badly and it seems like something in the system or something is not working. >> reporter: the "need you to wait" prompt is a new feature of healthcare.gov. when the system is overloaded, it puts applicants in a queue and promises an
the white house told us healthcare got gov is supposed to work smoothly for a vast maority of users by the end of november and 50,000 consumers should be able to simultaneously shop for coverage. yesterday people were put into a new cue basically a waiting room after only 35,000 customers clicked on to the site according to the "washington post". then there was this a screen of nonsense and question marks that popped up in the middle of the day after selecting apply for coverage. the white house isn't impressed with the improvements. >> the president believes the site has been significantly improved and that the teams in place have worked 24/7 for weeks now to make those improvements including significant improvements that were made over the weekend. but the work is not done. >> another huge problem is that about one-third of consumers who actually signed up for coverage have issues with their applications. >> can you image, you think you sign up, you go to get coverage because you need healthcare, you go there and you find out that in fact you haven't been signed up. that is a huge
't receive pensions. >>> the white house's self- imposed deadline has passed for the healthcare website to start working. reporter susan mcginnis has a check-up on the site that's become a political sore spot for the obama administration. >> reporter: the white house says 50,000 people can now log on to healthcare.gov all at the same time. >> we have a much more stable system that's reliably open for business. >> reporter: jeffrey, who leads the president's website repair team, said in a conference call this weekend that after more than 400 bump fixes and software -- bug fixes and software upgrades, the obama administration met its goal a working site for the vast majority of users. >> the site is stable and operating at intended capacity with greatly improved performance. >> reporter: response times have improved from 8 seconds in late october to less than 1 second. error rates have gone from 6% to less than 1%. democrats applaud the progress. >> hopefully we are going to have americans get access to the healthcare they need. >> reporter: republicans argue once consumers get in, they w
that means for 2016. >>> good morning, i'm chris jansing. this morning a big test for healthcare.gov has thousands are expected to sign for coverage today with an improved website. the white house says there's been a huge progress. 50,000 people can now log on simultaneously, meeting the president's self-imposed deadline over the weekend. they also say the site is now working more than 90% of the time. compare that to just 40% in october. and it now takes pages less than one second to load. eight times faster than the average just in late october. but the obama administration admitted this morning on "the daily rundown" it's still not running ads or doing any marketing trying to drive traffic to the site. >> we wanted to see how these first few days go. if we're getting a lot of traffic, then we don't feel the need to drive it. our view is we are not doing that because we don't need to do that in terms of driving traffic. we're going to monitor. it's not about confidence in the site, it's about whether or not you actually need to drive traffic. >> and there are also still concerns about
improvement, some say what exactly does that mean, in the health care website. >> bottom line, healthcare.gov on december 1st, is night and day from where it was on october 1st. now to be clear, there likely will be times even with this increased capacity that that increased capacity will not be sufficient to handle peak demands. bill: but at the moment the most important part of the site is not even finished. the clock is running on that. stuart varney, host of "varney & company", fox business network. good morning to you, sir. >> good morning, bill. bill: what is the issue today, stuart. >> the back end. it is the back end that is really creating the problems now. two problems there in particular. insurers report that they are, that people are calling them saying, we enrolled but they have got no record of that enrollment. also information is going astray. 1/3 -- one h paying for it and pricing new products is not built yet. that vital importance has not even gotten started. the back end is now a huge looming problem and it's a problem right now. bill: you don't want to show up at the d
's go to our senior white house correspondent, jim acosta. what are they saying about healthcare.gov on this day, jim? >> reporter: at times it seemed like cybermonday for healthcare.gov as the retooled obama care website saw a crush of online shoppers, but the website placed many of them in what seemed like a virtual waiting room. after a frantic effort to create a new and improved healthcare.gov, the white house appeared to declare victory, sort of. >> the president believes that the site has been significantly improved. but the work is not done. >> reporter: case in point, as a whopping 800,000 visitors are estimated to surge on to the site today, many found not an error message but a new queueing system that allows users to leave an e-mail address so they can be contacted later with a better time to log on. >> is today sort of a cybermonday for healthcare.gov? is that going to be acceptable if that's the norm for a lot of people for an extended period of time? >> what i think is important to note is that the queueing system, the more sophisticated improved queueing system, is
the headlines and everything going wrong in healthcare. but sometimes we forget that there are some things that actually are going okay. there are things this committee and previous congresses have worked on, and that's one of the things we are going to be discussing this morning. sometimes we are so busy triaged and that we don't allow ourselves the luxury of things working as intended. my opinion is medicare advantage is working, and it's important to hold hearings like this to learn from those successes and see where we can build upon those successes and where the potential threats that are undermining the benefits and services that now over 25% of seniors are experiencing and how those might be threatened. medicare advantage allows integrated care coordination to community font to bring in for medicare. athe plans are lower in cost. they are bringing management to the care coordination to patients lives and encouraging wellness activities and actually using physicians to the maximum ability of their license rather than always referring to a specialist. there are those conditions that c
until the security problems start kicking in. one of the boxes you check for healthcare.gov is that you have no reasonable expectation for security. they're giving you every reason to believe you're safe. >> and here's the point i always say, what good is the front end if you don't have a back end? that's what the problem is. i'm telling you, so far the front send working, the back end is not. greg is afraid to make eye contact with me. >> i'm saying you work the front end and back end reasonably. >> i try. you won't even be able to verify you have problem. >> the back end. >> the back end. >> speaking of the back end -- >> bob -- no, bob is -- >> poor bob. >> unnecessary, bob. at least that wasn't me. >> unnecessary roughness. she took an easy shot. >> kathleen sebelius' tip was to use the website in peak hours. that's like shop for christmas in march. >> my ear piece is too loud so i don't have to listen to everybody upstairs, i took it out. >> that explains a lot. >> secondly, all this doom and gloom you predicted, in california it's been a raging success. kentucky, it's been a ragin
filibustered for 14 hours to protest u.s. drone strikes. chris will talk with the architect of the healthcare overhaul. a former adviser to president obama, this sunday on "fox news sunday" on your local fox station. >> a fox report now. more headlines. rescuers airlifted a 19-year-old hiker today more than 13 hours after they say she fell down a ravine, trapping herself overnight. it happened in the san gabe guardrail mountains north and east of los angeles. he sheriff said the hiker lost the strength to walk out on her own. officials say she is now recovering. >>> a couple is restoring what disney's childhood home in chicago. the new owners say they plan to turn it into a museum with the goal of enhancing and exploring childhood creativity. they hope to raise about a half million dollars for the renovation. walt disney would have celebrated his 112th birthday yesterday. >> eating healthy can cost also more money, or a lot, and health expects say it's worth it. how much we spend to eat fresh food may surprise you. ♪ [ female announcer ] to bake. or not to bake. that is a silly question. ba
. but figuring out why could take months. after two months offications, the federal government healthcare web sight appears to be working better but it's not working completely. that could mean more trouble. violent protests pit rich against pour. now, opposition leader threatening to overthrow thailand's government. >> 82 miles per hour. >> that's how fast federal investigators say a commuter train was going when it de-railed on sunday. four people died when the metro-north train jumped the tracks on, on a curve, dozens more were hurt. investigators now know how fast the train was going. they still don't know for sure why it de-railed. let's take you to jonathan martin. he is at the crash site in the bronx. jonathan? >> reporter: hey, tony. you know, investigators have said from the start that this is a very preliminary information, but as you mentioned, these two black box data recorders have revealed key information. one frust from the front and one from the back, showing this train was going too fast echoing what a lot of these passengers and witnesses have been saying from the start. >>
prevented the clinic from opening nearby. >> it's troubling to our community that this kind of healthcare is coming and a break down of family values. >> reporter: linda potter has lived in redwood city for 50 years. she and a vocal group of protestors are opposed to the opening of a planned parenthood clinic on el camino real. potter says it's not just about abortion. she says the clinic will lower property values. >> this isn't helping. this used to be a family restaurant where they could have community. and now it's a blight. >> we have come to expect protestors at our health centers. i think there is a vocal community of protestors here. >> reporter: the spokesman argues there is a need in redwood city for planned parenthood. >> only 3% of abortion services and in fact at this location we are not going to do abortions by surgery, just abortion by medication. >> reporter: if this all sounds familiar that's because planned parenthood has been down this road before in redwood city. in fact, the last proposal was about a block away two years ago. back then, the lack of parking spaces made
. >>> the white house says a million people visited healthcare.gov yesterday. a scenario that was unthinkable a few weeks ago. >> the president has been careful not to declare this a victory but kept his promise, an operational website by december 1st. in tonight's "reality check" nbc bay area's sam brock examines whether that statement is really true. it's december 3rd, sam. >> raj, jessica, time is up. it's important to note, though, things are running fine in california. we have our own exchange here. healthcare.gov used in 36 other states had well-documented problems. now, looks like the front-end issues have been resolved. people can largely access and use the site. what good does that do if on the back end insurance companies can't get accurate information? your information. are the technical glitches on healthcare.gov fixed? president obama says a month of troubleshooting from experts has improved the site's functionality. >> it's working better now and it's just going to keep on working better over time. >> reporter: the white house claims 50,000 users at a time, and 800,000 per day c
line, healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> reporter: there's now a virtual waiting room. if it's too busy, you'll receive an e-mail when it's less crowded. a lower error rate. and enough capacity for 50,000 people at once. now, one of the first things we're noticing when we logon to the new health care website, is speed. back in october, it could take eight seconds to logon to a simple page. that's not the case today. but a question is, demand. the white house is easing into the relaunch. trying to keep a flood of people from crashing the system. >> this has been a rough period. by the end of march, most people think you'd have 7, 8 million people registered for health care. >> reporter: that goal won't be reached unless the pace of enrollment increases dramatically. as president obama told abc's barbara walters, his legacy may depend on it. >> the good thing about when you're done, usually, you've got nowhere to go but up. >> reporter: the next big deadline here at the white house is december 23rd. that's when people must enroll if th
for manufacturing. we have seen a lot of jobs created in the healthcare sector ad jobs created in the healthcare sector. they are paying an average wages north of $20 an hour we are created good paying jock jobs ad some low paying jocks. jobs. and a lot of jobs that were created were government jobs, almost 40%. >> that is a misunderstanding. when you look at the number of people that were laid off and now they are being rehired. it's an artificial jump. >> it's artificial jump. they were counted as unemployed for the household survey but they were counted as being employed for. >> what are th the outcomes? may have another gebilities debg battle. consumer confidence is low. how optimistic are you? >> i'm guardedly optimistic. bayeboehner is confident. he is sending the house home. i'm looking for growth in the neighborhood of 2 and a half -it's stronger.i'm wrong i think it's making progress and that is on top of this years'economic growth rate and we maybe slightly below two and a half percent. wages while growing they are still well before the recession. it's the slowest recovery ever from t
-third of people who signed up on healthcare.gov may have errors on applications due to computer glitches. >> it will be inexplicable if somebody involved in the creation of the website doesn't get fired. >> a monster storm heading east after ravaging the northwest. >> the rockies getting hit hard today. east coast, enjoy the warmth while it lasts. >> investigators have reportedly ruled out drag racing in the crash that killed paul walker. >> "fast and furious" co-stars wrapped up a private memorial for the actor and his family. ? thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciated him. >> a tourist in hawaii has been killed in a shark attack. he was dangling over the side of his kayak when he was bitten. >> a california woman is free after falling between two buildings and becoming trapped. >> all that -- >> for the win! he got it! uconn has left the building! >> brees, michael bennett! touchdown! seattle 11-1. >> these fans are great. broke the world record didn't they? >> loudest outdoor stadium ever. >> and "all that mattered."
insurance right now. also pushing back by noting about a million people visiting healthcare.gov, they did not have any major crashes, there were issues of people waiting and whatnot, they are now turning the corner, but republicans are now saying there is too much focus on fixing the website, not enough on the substance of dealing with canceled policies and the like. take a listen. >> they are married for this political time when politics is mired in the website alone what you think of when it gets working. i think that is a serious mistake. no business would do this. >> the endgame is the most effective website that we can build, but a system by which all those millions of americans who are clearly interested in enrolling and purchasing quality affordable health insurance are able to do so. >> and that is what we expect dick picture from the president after 2:00 p.m. eastern today at the white house when he makes these remarks is to get beyond the problems with the website which have been so negative trying to tout the actual benefit of the law. officials suggesting the pr blitz will go
received help dealing with the healthcare.gov website over the past two months. >> if you have someone sitting with you and try to navigate and you keep getting kicked off, getting back on is difficult. >> former record company executives like bidy and dunn who run the health alliance feels it is worth the temporary frustrations of the affordable care roll out. >> a lot of it is education. they don't understand what it is and are afraid to go through the process. >> for andy peak the partial government shutdown created confusion and fear about the affordable care act. >> i didn't want to punch the bottom and sign up to pay $280-$300, adding it to my meagre month to month income. >> as the dust settles counselling from the music heath alliance allowed him to take a look and sign up. he'll pay around $150 a month. and for a career musician, that could allow him to pursue his passion of performing for the rest of his life. >>> the administration says healthcare.gov is functional for 80% of users. >>> let's get a look at the morning business headlines. european and u.s. banks are expected
, healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> a palpable sense of relief after weeks of worry the mood in the war room where the repair work is ongoing was good and upbeat. technicians ended saturday night with a group high five, which is the way i end most saturday nights. good news in the way of enrollment numbers. bloomberg 100,000 people signed up for health insurance through the exchange a four fold increase from october. if the white house thought any of this would elicit anything but criticisms from the other side of the aisle, that's another program. >> i don't know how you fix it. i don't know how you fix a program in this manner with one side of the aisle and taking the shortcuts we're taking to put it in place. >> you never get a second dhoons make a first impression. the first impression here was terrible. i think unfolding disaster for the president. >> as senator ted kennedy once said the work begins anew. indeed while the front door is fixed, the back where information transmitted to insurers remains in an alarming state of disrepa
positive reviews. the obama administration says the healthcare.gov site is running smoothly for the vast majority of users. >>> and right now, president obama is getting ready for a speech marking world aids day. activists are calling for more money to combat hiv and aids. the president's remarks live this hour. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer in washington. estart with a deadly commuter train crash in new york city. this morning had, crews started picking up derailed cars and putting some of them back on track. investigates are are poring over the wreckage to try to figure out how the train crashed. four people died, 67 others injured. one of the survivors spoke on cnn's "new day" this morning describing how she rode out the wreck. >> i wound up going kind of up one side and then just rode into where i was technically on the ceiling. and when it landed, i fell to the side where the windows had been smashed out into the ground. all of those windows had broken through, gravel and glass, big rocks that lined the track were all flying into the windows. i managed to put my bag in front of my fac
, there was no indication that any passenger was infectious. >>> the white house says healthcare.gov is now working for the majority of the people that log on. officials say the site is working more than 90% of the time, up from 40% when it began. the weekend relaunch was kept low-key so a flood of people didn't crash the system again. >> people need an easy experience. it hasn't been easy. >> the good thing about when you're down is that you got to where to go but up. >> officials are urging consumers to reach out and call the call center for advanced help. >>> the obama administration is urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist. after he appeared in a new video. 85-year-old merrill newman is seen confessing to war crimes, reading from an awkwardly phrased text. it's the first time he was seen since being detained five weeks ago when he was pulled off a plane with no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> the swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he is is in good health. the family is hoping to have him home bef
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